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Nursing schools are attracting more students, but not enough
Sep 30, 2021

Nursing schools are attracting more students, but not enough

Also on today's program: Midcareer women struggle to reenter the workforce and the owner of a child care center remains optimistic (but tired) as enrollment ticks back up.

Segments From this episode

Broken supply chains are causing inflation. For how long?

Sep 30, 2021
Probably through next year, but maybe even longer.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on Thursday. "We have no control" over supply bottlenecks, he said.
Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images

Long-term unemployment a challenge for women over 40

Sep 30, 2021
An AARP report shows nearly 70% of those unemployed in June had been out of work for six months or more.
Among women age 40 to 65 who were surveyed for an AARP report, more than 40% had experienced a job interruption during the pandemic.
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"A lot of crap has gone down" for Iowa farmer, but it's finally harvest time

Sep 30, 2021
April Hemmes had to replant her soybeans after a frost killed them. But they're coming out better than expected, she says.
April Hemmes on her farm in 2019. This year, she had a record soybean harvest despite a drought earlier in the year.
Ben Hethcoat/Marketplace

Banking on a vaccine-verification bonanza

Sep 30, 2021
Companies large and small are vying for a piece of what they believe will be a lucrative market for verifying shot status.
A Nitehawk Cinema worker checks for proof of COVID-19 vaccination on Sept. 8 in Brooklyn, New York.
Michael M. Santiago via Getty Images

Nursing schools struggle to fill the void left by pandemic

Sep 30, 2021
There are signs enrollment in nursing schools has picked up, just as nurses are leaving the profession.
COVID-19 has prompted an exodus of nurses. Though the number of nursing students is growing, it may not be enough to fill the gap.
Brandon Bell via Getty Images

Owner of child care center hopeful about rebounding from pandemic setbacks

Sep 30, 2021
Milli Pintacsi's child care operation was expanding, and enrollment had reached full capacity. Then the pandemic shut down the business.
Milli Pintacsi, owner of Le Petit Elephant Nursery and Preschool in Napa, California, with her children. "This is our family business," she says. "It feels like we can't fail — we have to make it.”
Courtesy Milli Pintacsi

Music from the episode

Adventure Monster Rally
Bustling Freddie Joachim
Pretty Pimpin Kurt Vile
Butterflies Anchorsong
Sweat Moss Of Aura

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer